The government has decided to hold examinations of public and private polytechnic institutions from February 4 amid students’ demand for examinations.
The decision was made after madrassah and technical education division secretary Md Aminul Islam’s meeting with teachers of public and private polytechnic institutions at the Technical Education Board office on Saturday, said a press release issued by the examination controller of the board, Abdur Rahman.
The board decided to hold 50-mark two-hour-long examinations instead of 100-mark three-hour-long examinations.
Obtained marks will later be doubled, said the release.
A total 2.1 lakh students will take the examinations.
Polytechnic students are holding protests across the country protesting against the decision to withhold the examinations due to COVID-19 situation.
The New Age correspondent in Barishal reported that polytechnic students blocked Barishal-Kuakata Road on Saturday morning demanding examinations.
Want stories like this in your inbox?
Sign up to exclusive daily email
More Stories from Country